Due to a hungry mountain lion, we lost all our ducks by the end of 2008. Unfortunately, there was nothing we could do. It was a slow process over the summer and fall. It was quite frustrating.
As a result, we didn’t have any ducks through the winter. We decided this was a good thing, since [...]
Several wild ducks did come by for a good part of the summer, and all got along quite well.And they do breed!
But, I do remember one occasion just after the wild ducks came by. They all followed me up the hill from the pond. All of a sudden, a car [...]
Due to a mild winter during 2005-2006, all our ducks survived until spring. And thankfully, there were enough ducks so they could keep a section of the pond ice free by themselves.
This is so important, because without a place to scramble to, they are literally “sitting ducks” for [...]
Here’s an update in the Fall of 2005
This year we did more beautification project to our lodge. Well, two of our favorite ducks became immortalized! I took one of our best pictures of La Nuit and April, aka Bonnie and Clyde, (see our ducks during 2003), and made cutouts for [...]
During the Spring of 2004, 2 moms had 11 and 6 ducklings respectively. Of these broods, 9 and 1 survived. They enjoy hanging out together.
We have also become accustom to have other wildlife guests at our pond. A pair of Canadian geese stop by every year for [...]
By the spring of 2003 nature had whittled our flock down to 6 ducks when we adopted another Rouen female. Later this spring we lost Mama White to road traffic. We really miss her.
Soon after this, we released 2 new ducks to the pond. These ducks are of different breeds; One [...]